At Architecture and Design Scotland we work to make the Place Principle an everyday reality – to transform how Scotland’s places are planned, designed, delivered and sustained.
The Place Principle is where people, location and resources combine to create a sense of identity and purpose. It plays a crucial role in addressing the needs and realising the full potential of communities.
It asks that all those responsible for providing services and looking after assets in a place work and plan together, with local communities, to improve the lives of people, support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and create more successful places.
To do this successfully we must find opportunities to learn from each other and to make connections. This is why we have introduced the Place Forum.
It grew from our successful series of events Local Authority Urban Design Forum and the Public Sector Client Forum. Very much in line with the Place Principle we wanted to make sure that there was a place where practitioners and decision-makers could meet.
A platform to share
Our aim is to bring together practitioners and decision-makers from all sectors and all parts of the country. It provides professionals, community groups and local authorities with a platform to share experience and learning, and capture issues related to place-based working.
The Place Forum promotes a better understanding of the barriers that still exist in working collaboratively and focuses on place-based approaches.
The story so far
The Place Forum was launched in early 2023. Explore the themes and topics we have explored so far.
Do you want to learn more about the Place Forum, or perhaps suggest a theme for future events? Do you have case studies and examples that show the benefit of working together and collaborating in our places? We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch and sign up for our newsletter to hear about our upcoming events.